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  Posted on Aug.08.2009 @ 10:58PM EDT by chontri
What, monks, is the world? The eye and shapes, the ear and sounds,
the nose and smells, the tongue and tastes, the body and tactile objects,
the mind and mental objects - these... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: THICH NHAT HANH IS HUNGRY...
vertical line Posted on Jan.13.2008 @ 11:15AM EDT by Teweret

Hello there!

This will be my first message here, so I hope you like it.

On this site, I read that Thich Nhat Hanh on one hand wants to go back to pure Buddhism as the Buddha taught, while on the other hand he wants to embrace Christianity. Now why does he want to do that? I mean, can you eat soup with a fork, or mix oil and water??? The way I see it, Thich Nhat Hanh has blinded his eyes with mud: His breath blows-away the dust from the diamond, while his hands spray water over the cross. So what you get is one muddy river...

People will lose direction in this and get lost, even more than they already are. But I think Thich Nhat Hanh means well. He feels he has something new to say; he wants to evangelize and spread the word. But if there's nothing you can do, what can you do? He is hungry, because he is eating his soup with a fork. I would like to tell him: Be still, until you have something new to say, something we never heard before...

kensho, Nio


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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Praise the Lord, Buddha!
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vertical line I Have Learned So Much

I
Have
Learned
So much from God
That I can no longer
Call
Myself

A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.

The Truth has shared so much of Itself
With me

That I can no longer call myself
A man, a woman, an angel,
Or even a pure
Soul.

Love has
Befriended Hafiz so completely
It has turned to ash
And freed
Me

Of every concept and image
my mind has ever known.

~Hafiz

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Jan.13.2008
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Quote: "Now why does he want to do that? "
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you better ask him

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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Why worship Thich? Or his words?
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Well, I had this Christian friend. Much occult fun with him. Very receptive to Osho tarot cards and shit, spiritually open minded. One day he was hinting of showing me the power of jesus god whatever. And left the room while I lay on the couch. Shortly afterwards I suddenly felt this warm and ecstatic feeling, right out of nowhere. Was quite good and I felt like giggling. Could vividly imagine my friend in the vicinity going and all out effort in pray, tong speaking and the lot of it. Then he came in with a somewhat curious/ special smug look on his face. He did not mention anything thou.. as I remember. And me? Still pretending to be reading my magazine, telling nothing.. More between heaven and earth, but I wont go Christian for that reason:) 
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Nio... are you not something new to say?something never heard before?
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line that's what Campbells soups are... mmmmm....mmmm....good  :)
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vertical line Quote: "Well, I had this Christian friend. Much occult fun with him. Very receptive to Osho tarot cards and shit, spiritually open minded. One day he was hinting of showing me the power of jesus god whatever. And left the room while I lay on the couch. Shortly afterwards I suddenly felt this warm and ecstatic feeling, right out of nowhere. Was quite good and I felt like giggling. Could vividly imagine my friend in the vicinity going and all out effort in pray, tong speaking and the lot of it. Then he came in with a somewhat curious/ special smug look on his face. He did not mention anything thou.. as I remember. And me? Still pretending to be reading my magazine, telling nothing.. More between heaven and earth, but I wont go Christian for that reason:)  "
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You don't have to, Christ did it for you.
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line He's not doing it.
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Jan.13.2008
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For someone like Thich Nhat Hanh, the similarities between Buddhism and Christianity are more important than the differences. That's not a fork he's eating his soup with, it's a spork.

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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line He's not a similarity
Neither a Buddhist
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vertical line splitting hairs...oh...is there anybody out there?
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vertical line Maybe God is food.
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vertical line No wonder I'm never hungry.
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vertical line dual hairs arising from one source?
 impossible!
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Jan.13.2008
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line I have to go now...talliho
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Jan.13.2008
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I am sorry gebhart099 but I don't think you can do anything with Christianity as it is today: as flexible as concrete. It's all dogma, while it used to be gnostic. That's what Jesus taught his 12 disciples, as we can read in the Nag Hammadi scrolls.

kensho, Nio

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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line His message is still there for those who have eyes to see
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Jan.13.2008
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vertical line Follow whats in your heart to follow. Go down the path thats leads you to you. What ever it my be It's all for the same. To be free of suffering. And to fine the reall you in life. Look at me out of work at 49 @ on Zen guid asking for help. Not a bad path I'm on. I wish you the same. Lets eat. :) RORY
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Jan.13.2008
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Teachings Expound, We Enslaved, Realisation Enable Truths to set us free.

You are not his stomach.

With Metta

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Jan.14.2008
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77 ZEN ROR  : )

love,boopoom

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vertical line I love you all. Hi boom, Whats been going on ?
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vertical line You do? That must mean you don't, as in you don't, which you don't and not as in you not do. All did and done or more to come?
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vertical line The climber fell hurdling towards the cliffs down deep below, since love let go?
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I am sorry gebhart099 but I don't think you can do anything with Christianity as it is today: as flexible as concrete. It's all dogma, while it used to be gnostic. That's what Jesus taught his 12 disciples, as we can read in the Nag Hammadi scrolls.

kensho, Nio

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......... Logically, I can't reconcile Christianity with Buddhism. However, just because you are I aren't capable of reconciling the two belief systems doesn't mean that someone else, such as T.N. Hanh or others in this forum, can't . I'm not familiar with the Nag Hammadi scrolls. What are they?
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vertical line Strangely, it seems the above film can only be viewed in the uk - part 3 of the 3 part 'Extreme Pilgrim'.  Part 1 - Cha'an Buddhism; [China] Part 2 - Hinduism; Part 3 - Early Christianity [Egypt: The Desert].  At some point, they may appear on youtube or google video.

However, an earlier series of films which look at Gnosticism and the Nag Hammadi scrolls can be seen here:

The Lost Gospels

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vertical line Nag Hammadi

There's also a wikipedia entry.
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vertical line anything new there?
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NEWEST new

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Jan.28.2008
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On this site, I read that Thich Nhat Hanh on one hand wants to go back to pure Buddhism as the Buddha taught, while on the other hand he wants to embrace Christianity. Now why does he want to do that?

I figure that he'd rather take the common ground the two share and the truths they both espouse ad use them to build peace between individuals' hearts rather than allowing pride and selfishness to strengthen the man-made walls of "religion" that separate us. I applaud him for it.

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Everything is new dear boy.
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Jan.29.2008
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vertical line Like you said, you need the eyes.
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vertical line did any of the disciples have them?
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vertical line Have metaphors?
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Jan.29.2008
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vertical line With the eyes of compassion. I well see the world. And be at peace with it.
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vertical line Quote: "did any of the disciples have them?"
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What do you think about the disciples?
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Jan.30.2008
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vertical line In the light everything is new, eyes, ears, nose, throat, metaphors, usernames, apostles, Nag Hammadi scrolls, buttered rolls, notbacon, buddha-buddhas, cluck-clucks, rusticouscous, heaven.
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